Thursday, November 27, 2008
An alternative understanding of the Corporate Media. Documenting the well argued thoughts and opinions of Noam Chomsky.
If you are one of the 95% who lack the ability to think critically about the media, you need to see this film.
For the rest of us it's just for fun.
Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
by Jeremy Scahill
As published in the Nation
Monday, November 17, 2008
Corporations ARE NOT PEOPLE!
Corporations CAN NOT HOLD CITIZENSHIP!
Corporations therefore HAVE NO RIGHTS, AND
Corporations CAN NOT CLAIM PRIVILEGES OR IMMUNITIES, CIVIL OR OTHER RIGHTS,
AS GUARANTEED TO INDIVIDUALS, UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF THESE UNITED STATES.
The Corporation .com
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY USED TO BE AN AMERICAN VALUE.
"The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void."
- Section 4. Amendment 14. US Constitution.
It is time to answer. Demand Accountability.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Obama Transition FCC Net Neutrality Team
Labels: Net Neutrality Obama
Unconstitutional is the new, hour-long documentary from Robert Greenwald -- one of the most prolific and progressive producers in Hollywood -- in conjunction with the ACLU. This new film written, directed and produced by Nonny de la Pena, details the shocking way that the civil liberties of American citizens and immigrants alike have been infringed upon, curtailed and rolled back since 9/11 and the USA Patriot Act.
The war on our Civil Liberties. The real story behind the USA PATRIOT Act and other administration policies and the gut wrenching stories behind those affected--from law-abiding store clerks to United States Olympians unable to travel. It'll remind you of what America used to stand for and what it seems we're falling for now. In short, this one-hour film will affirm why you're angry and give you a tool to help others join your ranks.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Last week, the American people elected Senator Barack Obama the next president, and the nation's first African American president. The Center for Constitutional Rights, born out of the Civil Rights movement in 1966, recognizes this moment as historic. It is clear that the nation is ready for change: to be a society known not for torture and abuse, unjust war, arbitrary detention and overreaching executive power, but for its respect for human rights.
Now, more than ever, it is the time to press forward and insist that President-Elect Obama makes restoring the Constitution - and undoing the vast damage done to it - a priority in his first 100 days in the White House. Make your voice heard-join the Center for Constitutional Rights' 100 Days campaign and produce your own "60-Second Soapbox," a short video that tells the next administration what you think should happen in the first 100 days in the White House. The best 100 videos will be featured on our website in 2009.
Join the 100 Days campaign and send in your self-produced video - check out an instructional video by renowned producer and documentarian Sabrina Gordon to get an idea of what the 60-Second Soapboxes are all about.
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to making the world a more just place as we move forward together.
Annette Warren Dickerson
P.S. I'm raising $1000 to support CCR and their First 100 Days Campaign. If you want to express yourself on these issues, I will video your "60-second soap-box" video for a $10 donation to CCR, and then upload it for your submission. Call 619-206-4361 or email ME.
Monday, November 10, 2008
'You cannot believe how many people have told me to call them on 20 January [the date of the next president's inauguration],' he says, with relish. '[They say:] "You wanna know about abuses and violations? Call me then." So that is what I'll do, so long as nothing awful happens before the inauguration.' He plans to write a book about the neocons and, though it won't change anything - 'They've got away with it, categorically; anyone who talks about prosecuting Bush and Cheney [for war crimes] is kidding themselves' - it will reveal how the White House 'set out to sabotage the system... It wasn't that they found ways to manipulate Congressional oversight; they had conversations about ending the right of Congress to intervene.'
Four decades separate My Lai and Abu Ghraib. You have to ask: wasn't it appalling for him to be investigating US army abuses of civilians all over again? Didn't he think that lessons might have been learnt? Yes, and no. It made him feel 'hopeless', but on the other hand, war is always horrible. In 1970, after his My Lai story, he addressed an anti-war rally and, on the spur of the moment, asked a veteran to come up and tell the crowd what some soldiers would do on their way home after a day spent moving their wounded boys. With little prompting, the traumatised vet described how they would buzz farmers with their helicopter blades, sometimes decapitating them; they would then clean up the helicopter before they landed back at base. 'That's what war is like,' he says. 'But how do you write about that? How do you tell the American people that?' Still, better to attempt to tell people than to stay feebly silent. What really gets Hersh going - he seems genuinely bewildered by it - is the complicit meekness, the virtual collapse, in fact, of the American press since 9/11.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Any man is fallible, but this president must not fail, so we must all help him succeed!
Sacrifice whatever is necessary, Work HARD, Succeed! Prosper.
As peoples all over the world celebrate the American Election, I am stunned that we still lead the world. Must I say it. You are the change you have been waiting for, just be it.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
If you vote using a Provisional or Absentee ballot, chances are as high as one in three ( 33% ) in some areas that your ballot will be lost, or discarded due to an error in the Address, or some other anomaly. ( see Absentee Ballots ) In the 2004 election, 1.9 million U.S. voters cast provisional ballots. However, only 1.2 million (64.5%) of these provisional ballots were counted.2
To further complicate this untenable mess, the seven major TV networks, and much of the spectrum of Radio and Newspaper media have conglomerated their EXIT POLLS and are now paying a single organization ( OTM ) to crunch the data. The National Election Pool are quarantined with the incoming exit poll data until 5 p.m. Joe Lenski is one of the founders of Edison Media Research which, along with Mitofsky Research, will conduct the polls.
Here is how to document your vote:
I sincerely hope I've convinced you to do your part in protecting the election process. For more information see "The Roll of Citizen Media". Good luck.